Slate and the Center for Cartoon Studies have teams up for the third annual Cartoonist Studio Prize nominees. Awards and a $1,000 prize are given to the best in two categories print and webcomics, with nominees selected by people from boh Slate and CCS. This year the pickers were Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, CCS Fellow Sophie Yanow and guest judge Paul Karasik. While the GN nominees are a Mount Rushmoer of 2014’s most lauded, the webcomics are an interesting pick, with a strong showing by “applied comics” which teach us about things like SF’s housing bubble, bikram yoga and sex toys. Last year’s winners were Taiyo Matsumoto for Sunny and Emily Carroll for Out of Skin.
Anyway here’s the picks:
The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of the Year: 2014 Shortlist